Buena Vista County Jail

Buena Vista County Jail, IA Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: March 23, 2021
State
Iowa
City
Storm Lake
Postal Code
50588
County
Buena Vista County
Phone Number
712-749-2452
Location
411 Expansion Blvd PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588
Official Website
http://www.bvsheriff.com/

About Buena Vista County Jail

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The Buena Vista County Jail started out in 1984. During the first few decades of operation, the Buena Vista County Jail could comfortably house no more than 24 inmates at one time.

Then in the early 2000s, the Buena Vista County Jail underwent many expansions that increased how many inmates they can house. As of right now, the Buena Vista County Jail can comfortably house up to 183 inmates. All inmates who are housed in the Buena Vista County Jail were arrested throughout Buena Vista County by law enforcement.

The Buena Vista County Jail offers many programs. These programs include the following, but not limited to:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Religious Service Groups

  • Narcotics Anonymous

  • Basic Education Classes

  • GED Prep

Buena Vista Sheriffs Office in Storm Lake, Iowa

Address
411 Expansion Boulevard, Storm Lake, Iowa, 50588
Phone
712-749-2530
Fax
712-732-3397
Website
website

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

First and foremost, inmates are permitted to send and receive letters while they are in Buena Vista County Jail.

You can also send inmates clothing as well. What kind of clothing you may ask? The following articles of clothing will be accepted:

  • White Socks

  • Sports Bras (for women)

  • Underwear

  • White Thermal Shirts

  • White Thermal Pants

  • White T-Shirts

When sending clothing to an inmate, you will need to send it from an online retailer. These articles of clothing cannot come from your own personal address. If you ship the package from your own address, it will be refused.

You will also need to ensure your name and the inmate’s name is on the package as well. You can mail the package to the following address:

Buena Vista County Corrections

411 Expansion Blvd PO Box 276, Storm Lake, IA, 50588

Sending Money

To deposit money into an inmate's phone account or their commissary account, you will need to create an account with PayTel.

You can deposit money online or you can come on down to the Buena Vista County Jail and use the kiosk that is conveniently located in the lobby. The lobby will accept cash, credit, and debit card payments.

Phone calls

The Buena Vista County Jail used Paytel for their phone service.

What does this mean for you?

You do not have to worry about collect calls, like the old days. Of course, the inmate will have the opportunity to make a collect call, if needed as well.

But, with the Buena Vista County Jail using Paytel you will have an easier time keeping up to date with when their phone account needs money, how the money is being used, and who the inmate is calling.

Inmates in the Buena Vista County Jail will only be permitted to have a 15-minute in length phone call, so everyone gets a chance to use the telephones.

Visitation

The Buena Vista County Jail knows you need some face to face time with your loved one who is in their custody.

Therefore, the Buena Vista County Jail permits you to have two free lobby visits per calendar week. However, you will only be able to cash in on one per day. These free visits will only last 15 minutes in length.

You will be required to schedule your visit with a minimum of 24 hours in advance. The scheduled visit will then have to be confirmed by the inmate prior to it being set in stone.

All on-site visits at the Buena Vista County Jail will happen on Friday between the hours of 1 pm to 4 pm or during the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) between the hours of 8 am to 11 am and then again during 1 pm to 4 pm.

You should also know that you will not have any contact with the inmate. All visitation at the Buena Vista County Jail is strictly through video calls. This is known as a non-contact visit.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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